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Accident description
Last updated: 21 July 2018
Date:Tuesday 12 December 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operator:Belgische Luchtmacht
Registration: CP25
C/n / msn: 11082
First flight: 1952
Total airframe hrs:2794
Engines: 2 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Montignies-lez-Lens (   Belgium)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Mid-air collision between C-119s CP23 and CP25, killing all 13 occupants of both planes.

» Les Ailes Militaires Belges
» Belgian Military Aircraft Database / Belgian Aviation History Association (BAHA)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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